February 22nd, 2011
Paul G. Montville
WOONSOCKET- Paul G. Montville, 56, resident of Woonsocket, passed away February 20, 2011 in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Francis & Cecelia (St. Pierre) Montville.
Paul worked for the maintenance department for the North Smithfield High School. A lifelong Woonsocket resident. He was vice-president of the NEA. He was an avid New York Yankees and Montreal Canadians fan.
He is survived by his nephew whom he raised as his own son Keith Dufresne of Alton IL, grandchildren, Keith P. & Elizabeth A. Dufresne, and his sister Carol Dufresne of Woonsocket.
NORTH KINGSTOWN- Marilyn "Mitzy" Allaire, 78, resident of No. Kingstown died February 18, 2011 at her residence.
She was the loving wife of Edward P. Allaire for fifty three years.
Born in Woonsocket RI, a daughter of the late Thomas & Ella (Mahan) Gilbert.
Mitzy was a loving homemaker, a resident of for the last two years, previously of Woonsocket where she lived most of her life.
Constance L. Knapik
BLACKSTONE - Constance L. "Connie" (Lacroix) Knapik, 83, formerly of Millville, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Home, Northbridge.
Born in Blackstone on November 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Regia (Guilbault) Lacroix.
As a young girl, Connie moved with her family to Millville and stayed to raise her own family there until moving to Early Village in Blackstone.
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WOONSOCKET â€” At the old Vermette's restaurant, a landmark banquet hall that served as a backdrop for countless rites of passage in northern Rhode Island, a wrecking crew will finish the job that Mother Nature began two weeks ago.
After rain-laden snow caused part of the roof to cave in, the city yesterday ordered the emergency demolition of the building, saying it has concluded that what remains of the structure is unsafe and cannot be saved.
PAWTUCKET --- When Lincoln and Cumberland were rivals in the old Met B league from the mid-1990s to 2004, the two neighbors hooked up in some entertaining, tightly-contested meetings that were true crowd pleasers.
Since then, they have played in different divisions, but they have still found a way to include each other on their non-league schedules.
On Monday afternoon, the two teams met again in the second annual Kyle J. McLaughlin Scholarship Fund benefit hockey game at Lynch Arena and gave the gathering on hand an excellent high school contest to watch.
Esther A. Mousseau
BURRILLVILLE- Esther A. Mousseau, 86, died Saturday February, 19, 2011 in the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag.
Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Brissette) Mousseau.
She worked as a Spinner for the former Stillwater Worcested Mill and then as an Attendant for Zambarono Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1989. A member of the Burrillville Senior Citizens, a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Pascoag. Esther always had a smile; she enjoyed Bicycling, Swimming, and Dancing and loved her brother Leo's camp.
Alice F. Guy
WRENTHAM- Alice F. (Martel) Guy age 93 years died in the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 17, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 16, 1918; she was the daughter of the late Ephrem and Marie Anne (Perron) Martel. She has been a resident of Walpole, Massachusetts since 1981 moving from North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
She was a homemaker for all of her adult life, raising and caring for her family.
Mrs. Guy volunteered her time and talent to the Lioness Project of Rhode Island, making baby blankets.
Paulette Y. Lussier
BELLINGHAM- Paulette Y. (Grenier) Lussier, 67, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side, on Thursday, February 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Donald E. Lussier.
Emile A. Bedard
MANVILLE- Emile A. Bedard, 74, of Old River Rd., died Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Barbara (Cook) Bedard whom he married September 6, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Theodore and Clara (Comeau) Bedard.